Mound Builder IPA | People's Brewing Company

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Mound Builder IPAMound Builder IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
People's Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
peoplesbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by alleykatking on 10-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
15.25%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of CPAles
2.68/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -12%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of alleykatking
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap....

A- Poured a amber color with golden overtones. One finger white head shows good retention. Nice streaky lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Bready malts with some light rye character dominates most of the aroma I think. Nice citrus hops used in this one to balance everything out.

T- Some light piney hops in the front of this gives good flavor. Middle of the beer is some caramel bready malts with some light rye to it. Nice bitter hops come about in the ending once again to give a good last uhmph to it.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation was a little light I thought. Citrus hops are left on the palate with bitter hops in the aftertaste with a kiss of alcohol. Hop forward beer that doesn't really get balanced overall. Lots of drying on the palate from the alcohol.

D- This beer is once again a one and done for me. It was good but destroyed the palate if you wanted another beer. The ABV on this isn't hidden real well but I would want to drink other things first.

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Photo of tdmccarthy
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of tim007007
3.32/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lucasj82
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of jmarsh123
2.85/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Golden, slight head that dissipates quickly with a little lacing

S - American hops. Grapefruit and citrus.

T - Not much malt to back up the hops. I love hops, but that's all this is.

M - This is where this beer fails. Way too watery for the style. This may be good if it had any malt backbone to support the hops.

D - Light body would make putting down several of these easy, but why bother when it's at the low end of taste for an IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of azdback
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Spaten tumbler. A cloudy dark or burnt orange color. A large amount of very small carbonation bubbles rise to leave a small one finger, off white, creamy head. Lace is around to the end in a nice ringed and patchy pattern.

Smell is quite a bit of citrus hop notes. There is just a slight bread smell and some alcohol is there too.

Taste is very odd. It almost tastes like an underaged Barleywine. Rich light malts, that are sweet. There is also some tartness going on here. As it warms it changes just a bit. The sweetness becomes more of a fruit, maybe a nectarine mixed with a the bitterness of a yellow grapefruit, as apposed to the malt (undefined) sweet from the start. It is quite bitter so I might be getting tongue buckled??

Mouth is very spot on for the style. Carbonated great and leaves nothing left to question. A bit of warm from the booziness late in the throat or belly.

Overall I enjoyed this one. I am told that this might be the first bottling of this so good luck to the new brewery. Like I said in the Taste, I might have been a little pallet whipped. Regardless, this is most defiantly worth a try. Thanks to HandsomeBrew for this extra.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of litheum94
3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. No bottling dates.

Dark amber, with a thick, light tan head. Leaves a sticky cover, with good lacing.

Lots of malt aromas of biscuits and caramel. Light citrus and pine hops. Tangerine peel. Aromas of freshly baked bread with nuts.

Base of caramel and bready malts. Some nuttiness to the body. Bitter pine hops, with bright citrus tones of burned tangerine peel. Finish is dry and bitter, with a minty freshness.

Good flavors, but really isn't anything but an average IPA. I'd be happy with this as my local beer, but wouldn't seek it out.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Mound Builder IPA from People's Brewing Company
3.41 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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